Researchers from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, the universities of Stanford, Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, have shown that a blood test usually used to detect tuberculosis infection in adults, can predict the onset of tuberculosis disease in young children. This article features in the latest Lancet: Respiratory Medicine.
South Africa has some of the best laws guaranteeing women’s rights to safe abortions, but poor implementation is putting many women and girls at risk.
I remember, as a child, walking several kilometres out of our village in Kenya, up mountainous terrain with my father as we searched for a spot where the signal was strong enough to support a call. I watched him as he was talking to these people on this gadget that seemed to collapse space and time, and I was awe-struck.
CHED, this week, hosted international collaborators on higher education and the public good.
Mental health care in South Africa has been chronically underfunded for many years, which is reflected in inadequate care in primary clinics, community residential care facilities and acute mental health units in district and national hospitals, says Professor Crick Lund.
Those interested in a global learning experience are encouraged to apply for this year’s International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Global Summer Program, an exciting learning opportunity that connects students from across the world.Those interested in a global learning experience are encouraged to apply for this year’s International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Global Summer Program, an exciting learning opportunity that connects students from across the world.
TB researchers suggest that urgent action, including rapid diagnosis, wider access to newer and repurposed drugs, and bolstering home-based care and building long term community stay facilities for patients are pivotal in addressing the rising transmission and infection rates of incurable TB.
A recent randomized controlled trial revealed that 53% more patients initiated therapy for tuberculosis (TB) after a new diagnostic tool (GeneXpert MTB/RIF) was used to screen for TB in more than 2 261 individuals in the community.
The world's first international research centre for tackling fungal infections, which kill around 1.3 million people globally every year, has been set up in South Africa by the University of Aberdeen in conjunction with UCT.
On Tuesday the 6th of December 2016 the Faculty bid ‘au revoir’ to a record 37 retirees who had over 700 combined years of service, one of whom had worked for UCT for 44 years. We thank them for their collective contributions to the work of the Faculty, and wish them all well in their new journey.
The Faculty of Health Sciences recently honoured its best and brightest with the annual Young Investigator’s Best Publication Award.
UCT’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health’s clinical Masters in Nursing (Child Nursing) is a first for Africa. When the first group of nurses graduates in 2017, they will be carving out new career pathways in the health system as the first generation of advanced paediatric nurse practitioners at UCT.